Monday, 26 July 2010

Coordinated gift set using Circle Circus

The impressive thing about Circle Circus is that I haven't found one occasion that it wouldn't be suitable for. Today's post is about a nine-year-old boy's birthday and, yet again, Circle Circus comes up trumps!


For the card, the background design was made by pressing an ink pad directly against a piece of card stock, adding the happy birthday sentiment from Occasional greetings and stamping the 'football' circle from Circus Circus. I stamped the circles again on a spare piece of card stock, punched them out and popped them over the others on dimensionals. The panel was adhered to a Whisper white card blank. The tag was made in the same way. I added a red eyelet with my cropadile and rounded the top corners of the tag. The gift wrap was a trimmed C4 envelope stamped in the same way (although it looks a bit faded in the photo... sorry.) It was finished with a piece of Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, threaded through the tag and knotted.

Supplies
CARD
Stamps: Circle Circus, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Temping Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: 1" circle punch

TAG
Stamps: Circle Circus, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Temping Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic eyelets, cropadile

GIFT WRAP
Stamps: Circle Circus, Occasional Greetings
Ink: Yoyo Yellow, Temping Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Card stock: None
Other: C4 envelope (from stationers), Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

Well, those lazy days of summer are certainly upon us now. Yesterday was spent in delightful company at a family fun day at our local cricket club. The sun shone and we relaxed in its warmth... sigh, this is the life! I hope you all had a lovely weekend too.

There's another birthday coming up this week - wonder if I'll use Circle Circus for that?!
Come back tomorrow and find out!




7 comments:

  1. My money's on yes! You're obsessed with this set at the moment!
    Gem
    x

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  2. Great idea with the ink pads! Must try it out :) xx

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  3. Well you`ve done it again girl. Super background.Great for a young boy but would also work well for a teenage girl I think, with a different stamp ofcourse.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Wow Vicky! You are certainly coming up with creative ideas lately! LOVE that card! Such a great idea for a masculine card! Thankyou! (you will be seeing that on my blog sometime soon!)
    PS Lucky you!-We are in the depths of our winter now....YUK! Can't wait for spring!

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  5. How terrific that you were able to create gift wrap, a tag and a card from one set. The colors and simplicity of the design really are perfect for a young boy.

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  6. wow... so many different designs for one set.. Great work :)

    Love the coordinating design.. love the card. :)

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  7. Wow, you clever thing you - this is stunning, love what you did with the inkpads pressed onto the paper!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x